Shower door instalation

Old 10-05-07, 09:20 AM
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Shower door instalation

We are building a new home and just had a tile shower built for one of our bathrooms. We need to order a shower door. However, upon measuring for the door, the walls are not plumb. At the base of the shower, the width is 60.5" at 6' high the width is 61".

We are not sure what to do. We obviously will have to go with a shower door no larger than 60.5", but how do we deal with the tapered gap that we will surly have on one end?
Old 10-05-07, 06:10 PM
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I assume you are using sliding doors? The slip frame on most better doors will allow for some "out of plumb" walls. You can take 1/4" from the top of one door side and 1/4 from the bottom of the opposite door, and with a good installer, you won't be able to tell it. Another way to go is to get a door assembly with a 2' fixed panel and a 3' swinging door. Take up will be the same, but less noticeable.
Old 10-08-07, 07:23 PM
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Not a big deal.

Pivot doors have slide hinges just for this purpose.

Bypass doors have enough overage on the side to allow 1/4 on each side. You will just adjust the slide wheels a little bit on top.

Take your time in looking for a door system. Talk to the sales rep about your problem. It's an easy fix.

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